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. >> not in 1972 when he was up senator george mcgovern challenged him to a debate. historian ken hughes from the university of virginia found these tapes of president nixon. in this never before heard recording nixon cites national security concerns as a reason for not debating. >> it wouldn't serve the interests of the country particularly at this time when very important negotiations are taking place involving matters of very great importance to the nation and which cannot be discussed, cannot and should not be discussed in a debate forum. >> reporter: at the time the vietnam war was at issue. and the president gives instructions for a statement from his campaign denying mcgovern's debate request. >> what should we say? that the president that no incumbent president should debate his opponent. >> that's right. >> the differences between these two are so great. >> reporter: richard nixon can't resist saying if there were a debate he would win. >> nixon was a champion debater as far as he was concerned and completely destroy george mcgovern i think if given a chance. >> of course, having a d
. senator obama accuses u.s. government of short changing hurricane katrina victim. >> people down in new orleans they don't care about as much. >> meanwhile joe biden just gave the republicans some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry, which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >>> had hillary clinton put together an investigation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> american airlines plans to check at least 11 more planes for loose seats. clamps have caused the seats to come loose on three flights. >>> hit by a car, stuck in its grill and managed to survive. >> the luckiest dog i've met. >>> now cops looking for the woman who did it. >> leave manatees alone. don't be grabbing dolphins either. >>> until tonight. >> swing and a miss and he strikes out. >>> all that -- >> even if you don't get -- >> i know. >>> pay back its debt in full immediately. >> and all that matters. >> you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a sc
hasn't been seen or heard from since august 13th. that's the last date of contact. u.s. government investigation has gone cold until a disturbing video clip appeared monday on the facebook page of supporters for syrian president bashar al assad. it had been posted on youtube six days ago. a warning, some viewers may find the following video upsetting. it shows austin theiss being led away. blindfolded and in broken arabic, he recites portions of a prayer, and then shows signs of distre distress. >> oh, jesus. >> reporter: the disturbing video was not released on any known extremist website. the state department can't verify whether the man in the video is austin theiss, but friends say the man featured is the 41-year-old former marine. some suggested that the video may be staged, pointing to the clothing that is native to afghanistan, not syria, and the forced recitation of a prayer. >> almost as if they watched tapings and video clips of men and fighters in afghanistan and tried to mimic their behavior, but did so in a very poor manor. >> reporter: before theiss vanished, he had b
government to go over the business of what austerity measures they are taking in order to qualify for the next slice of relief, a $16 billion payment that is supposed to take place next month. merkel, who has her own political problems with the payments, wants to make sure that the austerity measures are, in fact, being implemented. the greek government, of course, is trying to prove to her that things are under control. meantime, a huge security operation has been set up here. 7,000 or so police officers and army brought on to the streets, areas of downtown supposedly closed off to demonstrators. this could be an interesting afternoon. >> mark, thank you. >>> time now to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. the washington post reports on a new poll showing 20% of americans have no religious affiliation. the pew center >>> felix baumgartner is ready to take a fall from space. >> i'm going to accelerate so fast that i'm going to break the speed of sound. >> this morning we're watching this daredevil on an adventure that could break the sound barrier and
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